Healing

If you have any teeth removed, you'll want to do whatever is required to expedite the recuperation process and get back to your normal life. That being said, healing following tooth extracts requires the formation of blood clots to cover the area and promote recovery. Until that process occurs, there is not a lot you can do besides wait for nature to run its course. There are a number of things you can do to help with the recuperation process as well as control the discomfort. Below are a few guidelines to observe.

Do's

– It's typical for the extracted area to feel inflated even following a few days. In most cases, simple over the counter pain killers can provide relief to the discomfort. It is advisable that these pain killers be taken immediately following the tooth extraction procedure. Do not wait for the pain to start. It is always easier to prevent discomfort from setting in than making it go away. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend the appropriate over-the-counter pain killer or write you a prescription.

– Go home, rest, as well as take it easy the following day. Do not workout or exert much physical effort for the next 24 hours.

– If the number does not go away after six hours, get in touch with the dentist or oral surgeon who administrated the tooth extraction. Steroids can be administered to the nerve area which could help decrease the inflammation and expedite the recovery.

Don'ts

– Avoid the temptation to rinse the extracted area for the next 24 hours.

– Stay clear of eating and / or drinking hot food and beverages until the numbing wears off. You will not be able to feel the temperature level of food or beverages if the area is still anesthetized, and this can cause problems in your mouth. Also, chew carefully to ensure that you do not unintentionally bite your cheek.

– Never poke the extracted area, even with your tongue.

– Refrain from sucking and sipping, spitting and even blowing your nose since both positive and negative pressure might induce the dislodging of the blood clot, which may impede the recovery process. If you have colds or allergies and you feel like you absolutely must sneeze and blow, then take the right medications to alleviate the symptoms.

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Dental implant surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed in multiple stages. This is a much more advanced alternative to partial or full dentures. These implants are different from traditional dentures in that they are fixed to the jaw bone. Unlike traditional removable drugs, they are permanently fixed and can not be removed. No regular adjustment or realignment is required.

The Preferred Dental Procedure

Today, tooth implant surgery is very common and many dentists and prosthodontists are qualified to perform it. Irrevocably damaged or decayed teeth can be replaced with permanent alternatives and they look very much like natural teeth. Here is the procedure that is followed in tooth implants:

• The damaged tooth or teeth are first extracted
• The jawbone is then prepared for surgery. Depending on the condition of the underlying bond, bone-grafting may be necessitated. In this case, the procedure will take longer than usual.
• A titanium screw or post in place in the hole that has been drilled into the jaw bone. This is then allowed to heal completely for a couple of months.
• The dentist will check if the wound had healed and will then affix the crown on the screw.

This entire procedure takes around two to three months. The healing itself takes a couple of months and the bone and tissue has to re-grow around this newly added structure. The condition of the jaw bone has to be good for the implant to be possible and successful. A weak bone base will not be able to withstand the pressure that the chewing motion of the mouth exerts.

The Latest in Dental Medicine

The one reason why many people hesitated to opt for this procedure is the time that is required for the implant to be accepted and the wound to heal. In rare cases this new addition may be rejected. But modern medicine has found a solution for that too. Platelet Rich Plasma or Plasma Rich Plasma is extracted from the patient's own blood. This is then used to hasten the healing process.

The bone grows faster and the wound heals quicker. There are very little chances of rejection as the plasma is admitted from the patient's own body. This procedure is used in sports medicine and orthopedics very successfully. It uses the natural healing properties of the body to heal the wound that is created by the implant … More